Taking principled stand = Making nonsensical commentMy stand is very simple. My stand is uniform. It does not vary from one person to another. My stand is that no thread should be deleted unless it contains obscene language or directly hurts any person. I don't want any thread to be deleted because the thought behind such thread is obnoxious (according to me). Such thread must be discussed and the author must be told why I feel his/her thread is obnoxious.
In short, I always oppose deletion of threads. But in ISC, there are many threads which are deleted or locked without any apparent reason. If any Member takes a principled stand against such abrupt deletion, his comment is categorized as 'nonsensical comment'.
Let me give a specific example. In ISC, a Member always finds India's victory in cricket matches is due to some reasons outside the field, and he seems to enjoy India's defeat! I find the comments of the Member childish and obnoxious, but I never demand deletion of his threads.
So, I feel that in ISC, taking principled stand on deletion of a thread is equal to making a nonsensical comment.